In other words, I hope all this working out is working! I bought myself a new bathing suit since we’re heading to the beach for the weekend. Eying myself up in the mirror I want to say that I can see a difference from 3 weeks ago. My abs have a hint of an indentation on each side of my belly button now (until I sit down). I think my thighs might be a little smaller too. Now I really wish I would have taken my measurements before starting so I would know if this is wishful thinking or not.
Oh well, the important part is that I feel good and working out is good for my body any way. I held at 132.4# at my weigh-in on Tuesday. Isn’t week 2 usually the toughest on biggest loser? I think that is when they typically lose the least amount of pounds.
Level 2 is getting much easier. I am amazed at how well I can handle the strength moves now after just 1 week of trying. The cardio still gets me, it is really hard and I “feel like I’m going to die” like Jillian says. My muscles are not sore after working out at all this week. My abs do burn during double crunches and my legs almost give out after every static lunge.
On the downside, my left ankle has been bothering me some. It started during week 2 and I thought it was from slipping around and doing jumping jacks on my wood floor in socks. I found some New Balance shoes on clearance so I picked them up. New Balance makes the best running/workout shoes ever, IMHO. Any way, I can’t tell if they are helping but I hope they will at least keep the problem from getting worse so it can get better. My ankle doesn’t hurt during the workout at all but it hurts a lot afterward if I step wrong or stretch it a certain way. I don’t want to quit so I’m going to give it a few more days to get better on it’s own.
I’ve started to think about what I want to do after week 4 is done. I’d like to stick with the 30 Day Shred until I’m comfortable at Level 3. After that I might try some of the Biggest Loser workout DVDs are other Jillian Micheal’s material. I feel good about pushing myself to do this every day and I don’t think I’ll be ready to quit after 1 more week. Any suggestions? I really need something where they talk you thru it, if I’m just supposed to listen to music and jump around I’ll turn it off for sure.
For those who haven’t been following along you can check out my other Fitness Friday posts to hear more about my journey through the 30 Day Shred.